Monday, February 24, 2014

Chicken Sliders With Country Gravy

Chicken Sliders With Country Gravy
     I was watching TV this one weekend and got the bright idea to try to make some fried chicken sliders.  There are so many ways to fry up chicken.  I in fact have a multitude of different techniques. A southern tradition is to serve fried chicken with some wonderful country gravy.  I decided to take this dish and mix it up a bit and make it even better.  I thought why not make it into a slider and also make the country gravy even more delicious by utilizing some of that wonderful flavor enhancer; bacon.  This dish was simple in its make up but the steps it took to put it together as well as clean up afterwards was quite the task.  I found this dish just plain good.  Nothing too overpowering, spicy, or rich, just good old-fashioned flavors combined into a great one-handed meal.  Please enjoy my Chicken Sliders With Country Gravy.

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 tbs bacon grease
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1-cup milk
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Slider buns
  • Crisco oil
  • Flour
  • Buttermilk
     I started out by frying up the bacon and setting aside to drain on a paper towel lined plate.  Once cooled I crumbled up the bacon to use as a topping.  In same pan I utilized what ended up being about 2 tbs bacon grease.  Whisked in 2 tbs of flour to make a rue.  Whisked in the cup of milk and complete the gravy. Stirred until thick and tasty. Salt and pepper if needed. 

     In a separate skillet melt some Crisco oil, enough to fry chicken in. Dredge each piece of chicken in some buttermilk and then in flour.  Shaking off the excess. Place each piece in the frying pan and fry until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. 

     Now for the fun part, once all chicken is fried I browned each slider bun on a hot skillet.  Place a piece of chicken on the bottom bun, pour some gravy over top, sprinkle some bacon, and top with the other half of the bun.  Pig out! Serves anywhere between 2-etc. based on how much chicken you thaw out. Enjoy!